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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. FLORIDA

Thursday, 01.23.2003 / 3:00 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. FLORIDA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (16-23-6-4, 42 pts.)
vs.
FLORIDA PANTHERS (14-17-9-8, 45 pts.)
Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, 7 p.m. at RBC Center
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, 7:30 p.m. at Office Depot Center



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes return to RBC Center on Friday to face Florida at 7 p.m in the first game of a back-to-back, home-and-home set. Saturday the teams travel to Office Depot Center to wrap up the series. The Friday-Saturday set will mark the third and fourth games in the teams’ five-game season series. Carolina and Florida last met Dec. 6 at RBC Center, a 2-0 Panthers victory.
Hurricanes winger Jeff O’Neill has seven goals in the last 11 games and was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team on Jan. 16. His four-game goals streak (Jan. 3-8: 5g, 0a) was the longest this season by any Carolina player. O’Neill leads the team with 19 goals and is tied with injured centerman Rod Brind'Amour for the team lead with 37 points. He ranked tied for sixth among all NHL players with six game-winning goals through games of Jan. 22. Second-year forward Erik Cole has 18 points (11g, 7a) in the last 30 games and was named to the Topps/NHL YoungStars game on Jan. 18.

PRACTICE TIMES

Jan. 24 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 25 Saturday Office Depot Center 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 26 Sunday RecZone 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 27 Monday RBC Center 3 p.m.
Jan. 28 Tuesday RecZone 11 a.m.
Jan. 29 Wednesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Friday – NC & SC, Saturday – NC only
Radio: WKIX 102.3 FM (Goldsboro); WKXU 101.1 FM (Raleigh); WDTF 570-AM (Raleigh); WMFD 630-AM (Wilmington); WDLZ 98.3-FM (Murfreesboro); WSJS 600-AM (Winston-Salem); WRUP 97.9-FM (New Bern/Morehead City); WSTK 910-AM (Jacksonville); WNMX 106.1 (Charlotte); WCNC 1240-AM (Elizabeth City); WZBO 1260-AM (Edenton)
Internet: www.nhl.com

CAROLINA NOTES
Friday marks the first game of the Hurricanes’ 12th back-to-back set this season. The Hurricanes completed their 11th back-to-back set this season at New Jersey on Saturday falling 5-2 to the Devils. Carolina is 9-12-1-0 in back-to-back games with a 5-5-1-0 record in the front half and a 4-7-0-0 record in the back half of back-to-back sets. The Hurricanes were 15-16-3 in back-to-back games in 2000-01, with a record of 8-6-3 in the first games and 7-10-0 in the second games. During the 1999-2000 season, Carolina was 14-18-3 in back-to-back games, with an 8-8-2 record in the first games and 6-10-1 record in the second games. During the 1998-99 season, the team played 17 sets of back-to-back games, posting a 7-7-3 record in the first games and a 6-6-5 mark in the second games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 8-10-5-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-13-1-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 43-of-272 (15.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 217-of-260 (83.5%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Center Rod Brind’Amour was placed on injured reserve Jan. 21 and has missed one game after hand surgery on Jan. 22.

CAROLINA / FLORIDA NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers the first game of a back-to-back, home-and-home set and the third of five meetings this season. The Panthers took the teams’ last meeting on Dec. 6 at RBC Center as goaltender Roberto Luongo pitched a 40-save shutout. On Dec. 4, the teams’ first meeting this season, Luongo made 31 saves to help Florida to a 4-2 victory at Office Depot Center. Carolina won last season’s series with a 4-0-1-0 record. The Hurricanes were 2-0-1-0 at home in 2001-02 earning wins on Dec. 12 (4-1) and March 21 (3-2) and a tie on Jan. 25 (1-1). Carolina was 2-0-0-0 at Florida defeating the Panthers on Dec. 8 (3-2) and April 12 (3-1). Ron Francis, Bates Battaglia, Rod Brind’Amour, and Martin Gelinas led Carolina with four points each. The Hurricanes are 17-16-9-0 all-time against the Panthers, with a 10-9-2-0 record at home and a 7-7-7-0 record at Florida.

PANTHERS NOTES
Center Olli Jokinen currently leads the Panthers in goals (24), points (41), power-play goals (7), game-winning goals (5) and short-handed goals (2) and is tied for fourth on the team in assists (17). Jokinen has set new career-highs in goals and points already this season… The Panthers defensemen have been on the offensive lately, scoring six of the last 11 Florida goals over the past five games.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 49 19 18 37
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
10 Francis 49 17 17 34
26 Cole 48 13 11 24
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 22 3.03 6-14-2 .888
80 Weekes 31 2.38 10-13-4 .920
PANTHERS
GP G A TP
12 Jokinen 47 24 17 41
22 Huselius 45 14 14 28
25 Kozlov 40 10 18 28
44 Ozolinsh 48 7 19 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 Hurme 18 2.76 4-6-5 .914
1 Luongo 36 2.84 10-19-4 .913

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 43 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 48 10 19 -13 29
E. Lindholm 48 9 11 -12 20
R. Nash 48 7 13 -4 20
J. Tlusty 41 12 7 -12 19
J. Skinner 43 10 9 -8 19
N. Gerbe 44 5 13 -4 18
V. Rask 48 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 46 1 14 -6 15
J. McClement 48 1 9 -2 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 11 17 4 .914 2.37
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .914 2.41